Meet Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Mark Smith had his first experience with chiropractic care when he was sixteen years old, after receiving an injury to his leg in football. Not only did chiropractic heal his injury, he was able to return to the active lifestyle he enjoyed. Years later, after researching chiropractic and witnessing how it helped so many people, Dr. Smith decided to become a chiropractor himself.

Dr. Smith graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1977 and moved to McLean, Virginia to open his first practice later that year. Beginning in 1991, he started his postgraduate neurology training and in 1993, after grueling exams, he received his Board Certification in Chiropractic Neurology. He remained in Northern Virginia for 25 years until 2001 when he relocated to the Gulf Coast of Alabama to live in a pristine environment. However, that area was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004, so Dr. Smith relocated to the Richmond area in 2005 and highly enjoys this area.

Continually learning in order to better help his patients. Dr. Smith has has completed considerable post-graduate study in functional medicine, clinical nutrition therapies for chronic and acute disease conditions, physical therapy, rehabilitation, applied kinesiology, x-ray diagnosis, acupuncture and more. He also continues to keep up his neurology certification up to date with more than 30 hours of neurology training per year as well as participating clinical nutrition and functional medicine courses held throughout the country. Additionally, Dr. Smith’s office is certified as a Center of Excellence in the application of Therapeutic Lifestyle Therapies based on NIH guidelines.

Having been in practice for 33 years, Dr. Smith has seen the powerful benefits of chiropractic firsthand. He shares his knowledge and experience with people as a consultant and speaker throughout the region. He's also represented Chiropractic on the radio and television, as well as national print media.

As the only active board certified chiropractic neurologist in the region, Dr. Smith uses his expert knowledge of the spine, the brain and nutritionally based programs to help his patients achieve lasting health and a safer future.

 

Our Practice

Since 1977, Dr. Smith has helped people of all ages achieve optimal health through individualized programs of natural medicine. Starting in 2005 in the greater Richmond area, and as the only active board certified chiropractic neurologist in the region, our practice provides a unique brain-based and natural medicine approach to the treatment of chronic disease. Additionally, Dr. Smith frequently receives referrals from local medical physicians and co-manages these cases as well as consults or refers to medical physicians as needed.

Science now believes that our lifestyle is our medicine, and that lifestyle upgrades have the power to prevent and manage chronic disease. That is why we help you to develop a comprehensive, individualized natural medicine program that assists you to make the therapeutic lifestyle upgrades that will enhance your health. People come to us when they want a comprehensive natural medicine program to overcome, manage, or improve any health condition, especially chronic problems. These programs are easy to do and adaptable to your unique needs.

Our practice uses the latest technology and state-of-the-art diagnostics to help provide specialized care to meet your specific health needs. We provide an extensive array of services that include:

  • Functional neurologic evaluations
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Instrumented spinal adjustments
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Laboratory evaluations of all types
  • Nutritional evaluations
  • Microcurrent stimulation
  • Traction 
  • Brain Based Therapies
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Vibration therapy
  • Diagnostic services X-ray and MRI referral
  • Computerized balance assessment
  • Fitness guidelines
  • Medical physician referral

Regardless of whether you're fighting a chronic disease or looking for wellness care, our friendly staff is here to provide a nurturing and caring environment that supports your health goals.